Harry Maguire was offside in the build-up to an early goal scored by Scott McTominay, with the effort disallowed after a lengthy VAR review.
Dom Smith was at Craven Cottage to rate the United players’ performances…
Andre Onana 8
Saved Manchester United again, and finds himself in magnificent form after a tough start to life at the club. Parried superbly from Harry Wilson and Joao Palhinha.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka 7
Always tried to play forwards and was defensively astute.
Harry Maguire 7
Showed his aerial prowess with a number of clearances, and played some precise long passes into the channel for the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Rasmus Hojlund.
Jonny Evans 6
Solid at the back, not affording Fulham's attackers a moment's rest.
Diogo Dalot 6
Defended well on the left flank - a departure from his woeful display in Wednesday's heavy Carabao Cup defeat by Newcastle. Booked.
Scott McTominay 6
A physical presence in the middle of the park, and helped to dispossess the livewire figure of Alex Iwobi.
Christian Eriksen 7
A good display from the Dane. Has been criticised for his general level of performances since joining United, but filled in for the injured Casemiro responsibly here.
Bruno Fernandes 8
Saw plenty of the ball. Put team-mates into play, came close with a well-struck free-kick late on, and then fired the winner in stoppage time.
One of his better displays this season, with some nice close control. But this is a results-driven business and his end product still lacks.
Rasmus Hojlund 6
Ran the line well and linked play from the centre-forward position, without having any chances of his own.
Alejandro Garnacho 6
Made one really silly error and was booked for fouling his man in the recovery, but was otherwise bright and assisted United's disallowed goal.
Facundo Pellistri (Antony, 64') 6
Fairly anonymous after coming on, but assisted the winner.
Mason Mount (Eriksen, 79') N/A
Anthony Martial (Hojlund, 79') N/A
Raphael Varane (Garnacho, 90+3') N/A
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